Monitors welcome stronger parliamentary oversight in Georgia, but concerned at ‘tense and polarised’ climate

The Georgian Parliament © Shutterstock Kerstin Lundgren and Titus Corlăţean assess Georgia's progress on fulfilling its Council of Europe obligations and commitments in an information note made public following a recent visit to Tbilisi. More

Ukraine monitors call for swift creation of the High Anti-Corruption Court

Still on the topic of Ukraine’s efforts to combat corruption, the co-rapporteurs expressed their concern at the fact that tensions between the main bodies had not subsided or been resolved. More

Monitoring rapporteurs condemn ongoing ‘borderisation’ in Georgia

Tbilisi (Georgia) © Shutterstock PACE co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Georgia, Kerstin Lundgren and Titus Corlăţean, have condemned the ongoing “borderisation” of the administrative boundary line with South Ossetia by the Russian Federation. More

Ukraine: monitoring visit by PACE rapporteurs

Dzhema Grozdanova and Alfred Heer, Assembly co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of obligations and commitments by Ukraine, will make a fact-finding visit to Kyiv from 19 to 21 November 2018. More

Bulgaria: Frank Schwabe and Zsolt Nemeth appalled by the murder of the journalist Viktoria Marinova

Frank Schwabe and Zsolt Nemeth, co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly for post-monitoring dialogue with Bulgaria, are appalled by the brutal murder and rape of Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova. More

Armenia monitor calls on all political forces to fully respect democratic principles and the rule of law

The co-rapporteur for the monitoring of Armenia by the PACE, Yuliya Lovochkina, has called on all political forces and players in Armenia to fully respect democratic principles and the rule of law, both in word and deed. More